A 36-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

is polymyalgia rheumatica considered an autoimmune disease?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune disease.
Answered on Apr 19, 2013
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: Pmr is an autimmune disease uusually occuruing after 50. It is associated with high grade inflammation, and some patients will develope temporal arteritis.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
PMR : Pmr is an inflammatory disorder that affects proximal muscles of shoulder joint and hip joint due to unknown causes. There is inflammation with elevated ESR and crp. There is mild anemia and effusion of tendons around shoulders on us. Temporal arteritis(ta) is seen in 15% of pmr patients. Pmr occurs in 50% of ta patients. It occurs in genetic predisposition triggered by environmental factors.
Answered on Jun 14, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
PMR likely autoimm: So ANA is probably the most misinterpreted test by almost everyone: it is just a screen for autoimmunity, but not all autoimmunity. And a positive ANA ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: Pmr is an inflammatory rheumatologic syndrome that manifests itself as pain and morning stiffness in the neck, shoulder girdle, and/or pelvic girdle. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely: Having a family history of autoimmune disease make it more likely that a person will develop one or more autoimmune processes. It is by no means a cer ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
See below : Pmr is a disorder characterized by muscle pain, often around the shoulders & hips. Often seen in late middle aged or elderly individuals. It can be as ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month